Cerebral Palsy Causes
When complications arise during a difficult birth, interventions must be done swiftly and accurately to ensure that both mother and child are safe. Most medical teams comprise professionals who consistently meet or exceed high standards of care. Sometimes, however, it is the failure of medical teams to act appropriately that is the cause of delivery complications and errors that lead to cerebral palsy.
Signs of Delivery Complications
The shock and stress of witnessing medical personnel employing emergency measures to deliver or perhaps resuscitate a child can be very alarming for new parents. Among the signs that a delivery has proved more difficult than normal are:
Use of forceps or vacuum delivery
Emergency caesarian section
Specialists called in to provide care
Some signs of delivery complications will arise following the birth, such as seizures. For new parents wanting to get on with the everyday business of raising a child, these signs of illness are distressing.
After a child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a family’s focus is on adjusting to the new reality and creating a social and educational environment that proves positive for their child’s growth and development. While medical services through child development centres are accessible and recommended, many important aspects of care are not funded for by government. Parents deserve to have the financial resources they need to give their child a full and enriched life.
We may be able to help. At Renaud Law Group, our legal team can assist you through this new experience and obtain the support you need. We are sensitive to our clients’ emotional and legal needs during this difficult time.
Don Renaud, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Don’s sense of accomplishment is derived from verdicts and settlements which improve the lives of his clients. His extensive trial experience, network and training relieves pressure to settle if a more appropriate amount is obtainable through either jury trial or trial by judge alone.
Mark Berry, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Mark’s experience as a litigator includes time as both a criminal defense lawyer as well as a federal prosecutor. Mark’s practice is primarily focused on ICBC injury claims. He is dedicated to ensuring that you are properly compensated for any harm suffered.
Chris Lee, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Chris maintains a mixed practice of both ICBC and medical negligence files. He is committed to righting the wrongs suffered by innocent people, ensuring their dignity is respected and that they receive proper compensation. His diligence, analytical skills and empathy enable him to provide superior junior counsel work.
Maida Collins, Paralegal
Maida currently assists Don with serious ICBC claims and complex medical negligence files, including birth trauma and cerebral palsy cases. Among Maida’s responsibilities are case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, legal research and analysis, trial preparation, and witness interviews.
Lisa Novak, Paralegal
Lisa is involved in the process from initial client consultation to follow-up with clients post-settlement or verdict. Her responsibilities include case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, trial preparation, and witness interviews.
Melissa Chu, Paralegal
Melissa assists the firm with both ICBC claims and medical negligence files. Her duties include case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation and trial preparation. Melissa’s positive nature creates a safe and inclusive environment for everyone around her.
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Other Causes of Cerebral Palsy:
Failure to account for pregnancy risk factors